The Leeds Black History Walk

Event details



5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


University of Leeds

Ticket Type

Free - just turn up




Family friendly, Free

About this event

The Leeds Black History Walk is a unique and dramatic experience that uncovers hidden local history in Leeds whilst also offering a comprehensive overview of a rich African history – its universities and the many uncredited contributions to our modern world.

Created in 2009 by your guide, Joe Williams, the walk takes place on the central campus of Leeds, revealing unseen narratives of transatlantic trade, ancient and recent history, to provoke and inspire. In 90mins we will explore the oldest known Africans in world and Yorkshire history; we will discuss many civilisations and empires whilst highlighting the significant role of women; ancient African royalty and the roots of Rastafarianism combines with surprising creative and political forces in Victorian Yorkshire. Such a rich and comprehensive overview can be rarely found - don't miss it.

We'll depart from the Parkinson Steps at 5.30pm.